ALTOONA – The exhibition Patch Work by Sarah E. Jenkins, will run March 15 – April 17, 2018, in the McLanahan Gallery of the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts. A reception will be held 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. March 15 in the Titelman Study of the Center.
Jenkins is a part-time lecturer of visual arts at Penn State Altoona. In May, she will participate in an artist residency at Stiwdio Maelor in Wales to continue research she began there last year. Jenkins received an M.F.A. from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts. She is an alumna of Penn State Altoona having received her B.A. in visual art studies with a minor in women’s studies.
Patch Work consists of stop motion animations that turn, pour, fill, blacken, and cut as they carry out small labors. Jenkins finds inspiration from her family’s labor history and the dualisms within blue-collar labor: women’s/men’s, clean/dirty, indoor/outdoor, unpaid/paid, white/black. As a first-generation college graduate from a rural mining town, Jenkins is interested in the ways that work connects people, particularly in post-industrial communities.
The Galleries are open Monday – Thursday, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. and before and during all performances. For further information, call the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts at 814-949-5452.